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Ellis Building Contractors Ltd has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic experienced Main Contractor’s Senior Estimator with a proven track record for the successful commercial delivery of construction projects of up to £10m. Based in Eastbourne Ellis have developed an enviable reputation in Sussex and the Kent & Surrey borders for the high standard of delivery of construction projects across a wide range of sectors including Commercial, Ecclesiastical, Education, Historical, Leisure, Healthcare and Residential projects.

The successful candidate will require:

✓ Experience as an estimator (5+ years) with an analytical knowledge of estimating within the construction environment
✓ HNC/HND or Degree level in a related construction subject 
✓ You will be a professional who can offer experience and insight into building estimating, as well and understanding the entire bid process 
✓ Experience and proficiency in estimating software 
✓ Strong commercial awareness 
✓ Excellent communication skills 
✓ A dynamic individual who has the ability to deal directly with the client and effectively communicate to senior members of staff
✓ Design and Build experience will be hugely advantageous.


✓ To provide commercial and technical advice to Business Development
✓ Contract appraisal and final negotiations
✓ Winning reasonable proportion of submitted tenders
✓ Presentation of estimates to senior management
✓ Calculation of site management and preliminary costs
✓ Sourcing and selection of sub-contractor quotations
✓ Producing own bill quantities


Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience and ability.

How to apply

As an equal opportunities employer Ellis holds the Investors in People Award and welcomes applications in writing with CV to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post to Ellis Building Contractors Limited, 6 Park View, Alder Close, Eastbourne East Sussex, BN23 6QE

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